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Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame

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The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame (TRCHF) is a museum and hall of fame in Fort Worth, Texas, dedicated to the sport of rodeo.


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The Hall of Fame, dedicated to the sport of rodeo and the recognition of Texas' contribution to that sport, was founded in 1975 by Johnny Boren and a group of businessmen from Belton, Texas. Boren was the manager of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Lone Star Circuit, the biggest circuit in Prorodeo's circuit system. Johnny Boren, a Ford automobile dealer in Belton, frequently had world champion cowboys as customers. Autographed photos of world champions adorned both his office and his home. He was a well-known bull rider and founder of the Old Timers Rodeo Association.

The Hall of Fame was first housed in several spots in the Belton area, including a western wear store. Eventually, it moved to the Bell County Expo Center, only a block or so away from the Ford dealership where it was born.

Present day

The Hall of Fame is currently housed in the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Funds are being raised for a permanent Hall of Fame building in Belton.

The Hall of Fame contains pictures and biographies of famous Texas rodeo cowboys who helped to shape the sport from its inception until the present. It is run by a Board Of Directors from all over the state of Texas.


An induction ceremony takes place each year, usually in March or April, at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. In 2005, the Hall of Fame inducted as members the former rodeo performer and promoter Dan Taylor of Doole, and his wife, Berva.


Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Wikipedia

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